Russia and the U.S. are not condemned to confrontation

Russia and the U.S. are not condemned to confrontation

  By Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev June 16, 2018 • Russia and the United States are not condemned to confrontation. We must now make up for lost time! Mikhail Gorbachev’s Address to Participants in the Conference Marking the 30th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s Visit and the Moscow Summit. Originally published at the homepage of the Gorbachev […]

Make NATO civilian and civilised

Make NATO civilian and civilised

  By Jan Oberg July 11, 2018 • This is the second of two articles about the coming end of NATO as we know it and what can be done. The first you find here. It may be good to have at least browsed that one before you read on here.   The Banality of […]

JFK Made a Forgotten Turn Toward Peace Before He Was Killed: We’ve Abandoned it Entirely

JFK Made a Forgotten Turn Toward Peace Before He Was Killed: We’ve Abandoned it Entirely

  By Patricia Hynes Co-author: Frances Crowe June 4, 2018 Greenfield, MA (Informed Comment) – Fifty-five years ago on June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered a commencement address at American University that, in fewer than 30 minutes, turned traditional national security policy on its head. Kennedy proclaimed that world peace is “the most […]

Open Letter to Prime Minister Theresa May from Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire

Open Letter to Prime Minister Theresa May from Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire

  By Mairead Maguire Appeal to P.M. May and U.K. Government to choose Peace and not war against Syria.   Dear Prime Minister May and Members of the UK Parliament, 12 Apr 2018 – As you are well aware, many people are deeply concerned at the dangerous escalation and tension between political leaders, allegations and […]

A piece of world peace history in-the-making

A piece of world peace history in-the-making

  Jan Oberg April 27, 2018 Please watch the video below carefully. You’ll see what could – could, and most likely will – become a piece of world peace history. Note the body language of the two leaders – warm smiles and long handshakes. In spite of being one and the same nation, they meet […]

Why bombing Syria was illegal and illegitimate

Why bombing Syria was illegal and illegitimate

  By Jan Oberg – who on April 14, 2018, speaks with Russia Today and points out why this type of behaviour is totally unacceptable: It violates international law, undermines the UN and brings Syria, the region and the world further and further from peace. The people behind it and their media and other supporters […]

Condemning the US-led aggression on Syria: In support of the Syrian people, international law and true peacemaking

Condemning the US-led aggression on Syria:  In support of the Syrian people, international law and true peacemaking

  Lund, Sweden – April 14, 2018 Statement by Associates of TFF – The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research   Summary The US-British-French attack is a clear and indisputable case of aggression according to international law, and to the UN Charter in particular. And it lacks, like many unilateral wars before it, a […]

“The Devil’s Dynamo” – The Military-Industrial Complex As A Major Reason of Our Global Crisis

“The Devil’s Dynamo” – The Military-Industrial Complex As A Major Reason of Our Global Crisis

  By John Scales Avery   TFF Associate John Scales Avery presents his latest book on one of the most destructive institutions in modern societies and of our time.   I would like to announce the publication of a new book entitled “The Devil’s Dynamo”. It is a collection of articles and book chapters that […]

Remembering the War on Iraq – March 20, 2003

Remembering the War on Iraq – March 20, 2003

  By Jan Oberg March 20, 2018* Today marks the 15th Anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Neither solid analyses, moral reasoning and decent argument nor history’s probably largest pre-war, anti-war demonstrations worldwide had any discernible impact on the Bush and Blair Administrations’ decision to go to war and do so on a false […]

How a Persian Gulf Security Agreement Could Serve U.S. Interests

How a Persian Gulf Security Agreement Could Serve U.S. Interests

By Shahed Ghoreishi March 5, 2018 At the Munich Security Conference in February, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif repeated his administration’s proposal to engage Iran’s Persian Gulf neighbors with the goal of creating a Persian Gulf Security Agreement. Originally published by Lobe Log here. According to Zarif, the talks for such an agreement would be […]